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Rare American Muscle Cars

A graduate of Valdosta State University, Phil Monkress serves as the CEO of All Points Logistics, LLC, in Florida. An automobile enthusiast, Phil Monkress is particularly fond of motorcycles and muscle cars.

Although it may not seem like it, there is a vast array of classic American muscle cars that draw the attention of collectors and enthusiasts. Many of these cars are very rare due to the small numbers produced. Following are some of the rarest American muscle cars out there.

– The 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird is a modified version of the company’s Roadrunner line. Designed for racing, there were only around 135 of them produced, and the cars have now become known for their high-mounted spoiler and horn, which created a sound similar to the Roadrunner character from Looney Tunes.

– The 1967 Ford Fairlane 500 R-Code was a unique variant of the Fairlane 500, which was the upgraded racing package for Ford’s Fairlane design. With only 57 of these cars made, the “R” in the car’s name signified that the vehicle had dual quad carburetors, allowing it to reach 425 horsepower.

– The 1970-71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible was a version of Plymouth’s resigned Barracuda line. The cars had five different engine options when they were first renamed as Cuda, but the 426 cubic inch Hemi was the most desirable. Hemi Cudas, themselves, are also rare, but the convertible models are even more so, with only 21 having been produced.

– The Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi Convertible was first offered in 1967. The model was simply a 487 Coronet R/T fitted with a Hemi engine. In 1970, the company completely remade the Coronet, and they released the Coronet R/T 426 Hemi Convertible again. In each year, only two cars were produced, making for a grand total of four convertibles in existence.